Delve Into CJ Hendry’s Immersive MONOCHROME Exhibition40.7245° N, 73.9419° W
"Renowned New York based artist Cj Hendry is pleased to reveal her highly anticipated 5th solo exhibition: MONOCHROME"
What began with a sheet of paper and a black pen, Brisbane-born artist, CJ Hendry, would create hyper-realistic works of art in black and white. She would later inject colour into her projects following a collaborative show with luxury footwear brand, Christian Louboutin, at the Hong Kong Art Basel in 2017. This
Her latest exhibit, which has been called “MONOCHROME” takes her exploration of colour to a whole new level with an immersive experience in a 22,000-square-foot industrial space in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
“I am new to colour, not too sure if I understand it yet. Before, when I drew in black ink all the focus was on the object because all the emotion of colour was removed. Now I stare at my drawings and feel… just different I can’t explain it.”
The exhibit is separated into seven distinct rooms and each one is expressed in a singular colour. From a kitchen dipped in green, to an all royal blue living room, every detail in the rooms, reflects the hand-drawn pantone swatches that hang on the walls. Additionally, the artist was inspired by collectors who design their homes around art.
“People generally buy art as the last item, they find art to match their home. I have become close with my collectors over the years and have noticed how differently they live their lives. Art is the first thing they add to a space and they design their entire home around their collection. I have taken this concept to an extreme level. Each room has been designed to emulate the art on the wall. The art is the focus, everything matches the art.”
You should definitely see this exhibition first hand. The doors will open today, April 5th, through Sunday, April 8th, from 10AM to 5PM at 276 Greenpoint Ave in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.